tell me how could you compromise yourself like this.
tell me how can you blame anyone else
when you aren't really committed.
tell me where was your head
when you broke that promise to yourself,
the one where you don't forget every life lesson that happened before your eyes.
so you don't wake up to agree she's gone years away.
you had hopes and dreams of a day
where everything would come together.
you wouldn't have to be so scared.

are we just working until a day we decide we've had enough?
all along we were strong enough to be sick of it.
put them all back in their fucking place.
we were never in this together.

the reality that you know is just behind your idea
of a society, security, and self.
am i just fucked up?
'cause I can't remember
the last time any of this made sense,
the last time I could stand up to myself.
street faces all blend into one,
they ask for spare change.
am i forgetting what it looks like from the other side,
have I forgotten where I've come from?


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  • +1
    General Comment"And put them back in their fucking place.
    ???
    We were never in this..."

    ??? = never asked for this responsibility.
    speraticalon July 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawesome song just like the rest of their music.
    femmefatale1990on May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing song
    not to be an hater
    but i liked the older version to the newer one
    alot of toms own stuff sounded better in 97 than today cuz his voice was fully matured
    but i love this song


    am i just fucked up?
    cause i can't remember
    the last time any of this made sense,
    the last time i could stand up to myself.
    street faces all blend into one,
    they ask for a spare of change.
    am i forgetting what it looks like from the other side?
    have i forgot where i've come from?

    this song is kind of about selling out i guess
    cuz the lyrics above show that hes forgetting his old self in the new world hes in.
    itsmyisliandon February 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahh...against me... this song is a little to mellow...but still fuckin rocks
    xEnderxon March 31, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTell me how could you compromise
    Yourself like this?
    Tell me how could you blame anyone else
    When you aren't really committed?
    Tell me where was your head
    When you broke that promise to yourself,
    The one where you don't forget
    Every life lesson that happend before your eyes
    So you don't wake up to regret she's gone years away?
    You had hopes and dreams of a day
    Where everything, everything, everything would come together,
    You wouldn't have to be so scared.

    Are we just working till a day we decide we've had enough?
    All along
    We were strong enough
    To be sick of it,
    And put them back in their fucking place.
    ???
    We were never in this...
    Together.



    better lyrics.
    The reality that you know
    Is just behind your idea
    Of a society, security, and self.
    Am I just fucked up?
    'Cause I can't remember
    The last time any of this made sense,
    The last time I
    Could stand up to myself.
    Street faces all blend into one,
    They ask for spare change.
    Am I forgetting
    What it looks like
    From the other side?
    Have I forgotten where I've come from?

    Are we just working till a day we decide we've had enough?
    All along
    We were strong enough
    To be sick of it,
    And put them back in their fucking place.
    ???
    We were never in this...
    Together...
    evilblenderon April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnamed because, well, it was jordan's first choice as the first song for the cd/record. simple, ha
    redpatcheron April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy would you post lyrics if you don't even know them...?
    this is songmeanings.net,
    you should know the song
    before you try to talk about the meaning...
    brandonhon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwtf? half of it is wrong lol

    yeah so anyway I think the song is about some dude that got dumped by his girl, and she just screwed up his life

    maybe im wrong, so sue me
    BuryTheCageon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea this song was originally titled 'bob is giving me the business' who ever put up these lyrics, you're stupid.
    jagster525on October 31, 2007   Link

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